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The Widow's War


When her husband is lost in a whaling disaster, Lyddie Berry finds her status as a widow is vastly changed. Her son-in-law sets out to strip her of ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.667
Jo R

Widow in 1761

by Jo R on Nov 16, 2013

Set in a fishing village on Cape Cod before we were a country, Lyddie's husband dies in a whaling accident. She discovers she has almost no rights. But she's a gutsy woman who fights for the little that is hers. Fascinating view of women's history,the overly stringent religious patriarchy, women's lack of rights...we should be grateful!


good historical fiction

by emma17 on Jul 28, 2008

Well written and enjoyable historical fiction about early America. All of the members of my small book group liked it, and it afforded good discussion too!


Women and the law

by donna on Feb 20, 2008

I really enjoyed this novel of a woman who suddenly becomes a widow and her fight for independence from the men who would wish to control her. These included her son in law, an Indian neighbor and a lawyer. Each one, in his own way, tries to either control or protect and the widow is not having any of that. Well written with a real feel for colonial times in New England.

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